Responders put out fire at Marcal Paper Plant in Elmwood Park


ELMWOOD PARK − History fortunately did not repeat itself Friday when a fire broke out at Marcal Paper as an afternoon blaze was extinguished with no injuries.

This factory was the site of a devastating fire back in 2019 that destroyed 30 of the 36 structures that stood on the property including the collapse of the main warehouse building.

Friday’s fire started sometime between noon and 12:30 p.m. in the basement, police Chief Michael Foligno said. The cause of the fire in the cramped space was not yet known, Foligno said.

The scene outside of the Marcal factory in Elmwood Park, NJ July 5, 2024, after crews were responding to a 4 alarm fire. There was no visible sign of smoke.

The scene outside of the Marcal factory in Elmwood Park, NJ July 5, 2024, after crews were responding to a 4 alarm fire. There was no visible sign of smoke.

The fire reached four alarms but was under control by shortly after 3 p.m. No one was injured but some firefighters dealt with heat and dehydration issues, Foligno said.

Officials were still assessing the damage as of late Friday afternoon.

Check back for more on this developing story.

This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Marcal fire in Elmwood Park NJ under investigation



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